reply to post by AfterInfinity
My God's spiritual authority was established through the son's perfect obediance to the will of God the father as the will to love where his power was
synonymous with his virtue and his virtue with his power, restrained.
Our will must be harnessed to the higher will, or it's just self will run riot.
Yes we were made to be in relationship WITH God, who, being God is infinitely greater than, yet through the son also equal to.
To access God we either need a gateway access point, or to be born again from above.
What you are attempting simply will not work as there's no other way in, and any other way, especially if it involves any sort of rebellion is sure to
fail, because God's righteousness and absolute power has to be protected from thieves or the desire of selfish men or young men as the case may be to
gain power for power's sake, yet without the humility even to be taught anything by another.
What for me is an open doorway, through Christ, is for you, an impenetrable wall. If you don't see it now, you will eventually.
The rebel, the willful one who craved all power, he was bound and double bound again, and everything he had of any value taken was away from him,
where to he who already has more is given, and from he who thinks he has (or had) even what he thinks he has (or had) will be and has been taken away.
Power grabs don't work too well when we're talking about God, who always takes note of everything from every angle and perspective and from who's eye
we cannot hide our deepest motivations. He who humbles himself will be exalted, but he who exalts himself will be humbled.
edit on 6-9-2012 by NewAgeMan because: edit